Gloria / Taurins, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
REVIEW (An excerpt of a review of a previously released edition of this album):
The program here is the most distinctive aspect of the performance: whereas most readings pair the Gloria with other Vivaldi choral works, this begins with Bach's Gloria in excelsis deo, BWV 191 -- a work in the same festive mood but packed with characteristic polyphony. In the middle comes a change of pace: de Mondonville's grand motet Dominus regnavit. It's as imposing as the Bach and Vivaldi pieces, but soberer, with dark outer choruses surrounding delicate movements for soloists and a representation of a flood that calls for virtuoso playing from both the choristers and the instrumentalists. All handle these difficulties confidently.
The program's tripartite structure casts a new light on Vivaldi's very familiar work, and this remains a strong choice for anyone getting to know Vivaldi's Gloria.
– All Music Guide (James Mannheim)
Catalog Number: TMK1038CD
Label: Tafelmusik Media
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Ivars Taurins
Performer: Ann Monoyios, Colin Ainsworth, Matthew White